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Using your mobile phone on your home wifi? You could be compromising your company’s protected data.

In the age of work from home and remote computing, cyber criminals are looking for new and innovative ways to infiltrate organizations and steal their precious data.  One of the most recent methods is though your mobile devices on your home network.  Since we now connect to our work networks from our home networks, if Read more about Using your mobile phone on your home wifi? You could be compromising your company’s protected data.[…]

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Does my company have a “culture”?

Your company culture is the foundation on which your organization is built.  Technologies, markets, talent, pricing and all of the other components of an organization can vary over time, but your culture is WHO you are, why you do this, and how you will be a standout organization.  If you can create a great culture Read more about Does my company have a “culture”?[…]

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Tired of Pointless Meetings? – Tip by Mike Giuffrida from Southington CT on improving the value you get from meetings

There is nothing worse than finishing a day when you were locked in the conference room all day and feeling like you got nothing accomplished.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that any time in meetings is by definition not productive, but wasteful meetings are, well, wasteful.  There are a few simple things you Read more about Tired of Pointless Meetings? – Tip by Mike Giuffrida from Southington CT on improving the value you get from meetings[…]

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Tips to get a fresh start at a new job by Mike Giuffrida

A new job or place of employment is always a welcome opportunity to change, improve, and work without any of the bad stuff that plagued you at your last job. But making a fresh start isn’t always easy, especially if you have been over-stressed, overworked, and jaded by circumstances for years and years. Here are Read more about Tips to get a fresh start at a new job by Mike Giuffrida[…]

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Michael Giuffrida: In the age of the cloud, do you still need a server in the office?

It’s the era of cloud technology, and businesses have started making the big shift in handling their data and moving some or all of those resources in the cloud. But is it still right and helpful for a business to maintain a server in the workplace, or is it better to move everything on the Read more about Michael Giuffrida: In the age of the cloud, do you still need a server in the office?[…]

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Public wireless networks: Are they safe and secure?

Public WiFi networks are becoming more and more popular, in coffee shops, hotels, airports, and shopping locations. They spell convenience and productivity, and make for a seamless internet browsing experience. But are they safe and secure enough to use? Hackers, for one, are known to frequently snoop on public wireless networks. It’s easy enough to Read more about Public wireless networks: Are they safe and secure?[…]

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Michael Giuffrida: Are Public Wireless Networks Truly Safe?

Being able to connect to the internet just about anywhere nowadays is both a blessing and curse. The blessing? You can remain connected and thus stay productive throughout the day. The curse? The information you send or receive in email is vulnerable to hackers. In other words, a public wireless network is a double-edged sword, Read more about Michael Giuffrida: Are Public Wireless Networks Truly Safe?[…]

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Hire slow, fire fast.

In a small business, your people are everything.  Not only do they likely interface with your clients but they also represent you in the community.  And most importantly, they reflect the type of culture you have in your organization when chatting around the water cooler.  This is why it is critical that you have the Read more about Hire slow, fire fast.[…]

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How do I know if a company that I want to buy is a good fit?

When growing a small business client by client, it can become frustrating that it feels like you are never reaching that “critical mass” that you are looking for.  When this happens, many business owner look to supplement their organic growth with growth through acquisition.  Making an acquisition to grow your company is a great way Read more about How do I know if a company that I want to buy is a good fit?[…]